HyperDic: inquisitor

English > 2 senses of the word inquisitor / Inquisitor:
NOUNperson inquisitor, interrogatora questioner who is excessively harsh / harsh
person Inquisitoran official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
inquisitor / Inquisitor > pronunciation
Soundsihnkwih'zahter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > inquisitor: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA questioner who is excessively harsh / harsh.
Synonyminterrogator
Broaderinquirer, enquirer, questioner, querier, askersomeone who asks a question
Spanishinquisidor, interrogador, perquisidor
Catalaninquiridor, inquisidor, interrogador, perquisidor
Adjectivesinquisitorialespecially indicating a form of prosecution in which proceedings are secret and the accused is questioned by a prosecutor who acts also as the judge
English > Inquisitor: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition.
NarrowerGrand Inquisitordirector of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal)
Broaderofficial, functionaryA worker who holds or is invested with an office
Spanishinquisidor
Catalaninquisidor
Adjectivesinquisitorialmarked by inquisitive interest

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